Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 21, 1969 · Page 26
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 26

Greeley, Colorado
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Tuesday, October 21, 1969
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Pair 2fi G R K K I . K V T K I I I U N K Tnos.. Ocl. 21. lilfifl Junior Editors Quiz on- STILTS QUESTION: Whv were stills invented? * * * A N S W E R : The s t i l t principle, t h a t of walking on very Irtng legs or extensions of them, is well worked out in n a t u r e , in the bird which is called a s t i l l (1). This handsome, sandpiper-like creature is f o u n d in the G u l f states and southern C a l i f o r n i a , u s i n y its extremely long legs to step through t h e shallows as it-probes with its bill for small water insects and other k i n d s of food. The first use of stilts as wooden poles w i t h footrcsls, on which h u m a n s coukl w a l k , seems to have been in the city of N a m u r , Belgium, (luring the times when the Mcusc and Sanibre river* were flooding the city in rainy periods. G r a d u a l l y , European people became expert at., stilt .walking. French farmers s t i l l use s t i l l s to cross streams .and marshes. As s t i l t w a l k i n g became a sport, experts appeared who could run and dance. .Stills .spread to A m e r i c a , used by clowns in circuses, by comedians on the stage, and to carry s t r i k i n g advertising signs. But it was Ihc children who loved s t i l l s best and s t i l l do. The a d u l t experts o f t e n fasten t h e i r « l i l l s to Ihcir legs so the hands can be free, but children hold the poles so they can j u m p down easily. A v a r i a t i o n is simple s t i l t s made from e m p t y l i n cans. Some fasten these to t h e feel; others have lines coming from them which the children hold light, as they w a l k . ' . 10-21 (l.atirif Farr of Essex Junction, Vt., wins 11 prize fur this question. You can. win $10 fash, plus'AP's-handsome. World Yearbook if your question, mailed on n postcard'to. Junior Editors in care oj this newspaper, is selected Ji.r'a .prize.) ' - .., . . ,,'"' ARVN Division Will Be Put To Test by U.S. Withdrawal By HARRY TRIMBORN Tht L«i Ang«l«i Tlm« HUE, South Vietnam -- Now thai Ihe 3rd Marine Division Js leaving the country, the 1st Division of Ihe Soulli Vietnamese Armv will more than ever have to live up lo its reputation as the rest of Ihe Smilli Vielnn- Soulh Vietnam's finest. For il is Ihe 1st Division of the AIU'N (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) that both U.S. Civilian and military lead. or? point to when they want to coming increasingly critical in show that a high level of efficiency can be achieved in South' Vietnam's fighting forces. As more and more U.S. troops leave Vietnam,' the issue becomes increasingly critical. The AHVN 1st Division could well serve as the model for Ihe rest of Ihe armed forces in the co- called "Victnami?.ation" of the war The 1st Division -- and the rest ot the nation -- may soon learn if its reputation is deserved or is merely a reflection of the fiRhting qualities of U.S. forces in South Vietnam's I wo northernmost provinces, Quanp Tri and Thua Thien. the 1st Division's area of opera- lion. The Marines have been op- puleit/.ed hamlet evaluation system. According lo Ihc system, whose accuracy many observers here question, pacification gains in two provinces have been impressive. The A R V N 1st Division like mese army, has weaknesses, chiefly. in the relatively low quality of ils junior officers and senior noncommissioned officers. This deficiency is bc- a war in which there has been a gradual decrease in the size of units cngHfjcd in combat al any given time. More and more clashes involving bolh U.S. and AHVN units, are of company size (220 o 1110 men) or smaller. And il is the junior officers and NCOs who command these smaller units. Many of them lack ex- icrience, and their attrition rate is high. The 1st Division is trying to overcome t h e deficiences through special training and Battlefield promotions and commissions to outstanding men, a rare oceurence in the South Vietnamese army. The division has many strengths, chief among them ils rrating in Quang Tri just be-u.nmniander. M a j . Gen. Ngo low thr demilitarized zonc.|Quang Truong. They, along wi'h supporting elements from the 1st Marine Air Wing, based al Da Nang, are scheduled to leave Vietnam In Dec. 15 under President Under the theory that a unit is no bettor than its command or, many U.S. officers believe that Tmong is Ihe overriding factor in the division's efficien- Ni.von's troop withdrawal or-| c .y.. dcr. j As Lt. Col. Charles C. Palmer, The fact Ihal the 3rd Marinc:,iipuly senior J.J.S. adviser to division was one of the uniU|ihe division, put ii: selected for withdrawal is it 1 -n e is j u s t ' l i k e an American compliment to the A R V N l5t;cnmmander. He is always oul Division. In Ihe past 21 months j n | ne field checking up on his il has amassed an impressive battlefield record, according to Flatislics compiled by the di-j mi ,|; CS sure things are going vision. · Irighl." In IMS, tlie division lost 1.0I13J Truong himself speaks mod- killed in action. The enemy estly of his division's activities, death toll for thai year was 12.- \\'jth a refreshing lack of Ihe 852. This gave the division a kill ratio of 1 to 9. The average kill ratio for the entire South Vietnamese army i? shout 1 lo 6. ,, _ ..._,, _..,._. In liKifl. Ihf. divipion los MS j L , ncc . They have fought very, weapons and captured 4,366 for very hard. 1 a m . very happy ft weapon ratio of 1 to IB. and proud of the performance The kill ratio for the first s i x j n f my men." months of IflM remained t h c i Tniong's concern for the wet- same, with Ihe 1st Division f ; ,,. c O f hi s | r(X )ps is rare among losing 2li2 men while k i l l i n g Vietnamese commanders. subordinates and looking out foi the welfare of his troops. He warlord swagger affected by many of the A R V N commanders, Truong said in an interiew: "Our men have long cxpcr- The A H V N 1st Division has Ihc lowest desertion rale in the Viemamesc army. 2.283 of the enemy. The weapons ratio, however, jim.pfd to 1 to ·!." with Ihe cap- lure of ;.!!;! weapon? and the loss of 31. Tnc good slowing on Ihe weapons ratio, a;cording to L'.S. officers, is a re!:«clion of good irainin? and effective leader. l hb. j m a i l delivery here on Ocl. I. Another measure at Ihe riivi :'u9.. iiml-.'r I'oMmaslcr General MM' * · IICIT... · i-' liii 1 ralin^.-ilViHiam I,. Wilson, a nalive of ot the tvn )HO'."!i T5 in !he nm-'ilip arc... Mail CHARLES TOWN, W. Va. (AP)--The Post Office Depart, men! inaugurated ruraf free 1 Just Can't Believe It Was All Real', Says Blither dream. It came again and! again. When I'd finally wnke up I'd be dripping. "There were By RICHARD E. MEYER Asioclittd Prill Writ«r MONTEREY, Calif. (M) 'Sometimes," says Cmdr. Joyd M. Bucher, "I just can't lieve it was all real." The man who commanded the nlclligcnce ship Pueblo is at- ending a Navy postgraduate chool now and pondering his ulure. When he looks back--on his :liip's capture, J 1 months of im- prisonmenl-and torture with his crew in North 'Korea, an inquiry thai ended'With » court-martial recommendation--it is "with a sense' of unreality." And there have been nightmares There is this dream," he said in an interview, "that on account of some 1 legal technicality the United Slates is sending us back over there, that we have to go back to prison. · "1 couldn't quit dreaming that board of Inquiry ordeal earlier other dreams . . . of hearing my men scream this year. The recommendation that he be court-martialed for surrendering his ship and its secret documents without a fight was ing in prison . . . and straining overturned by the secretary of and straining to identify whose 'he Navy, who held that the en- scream it was, and learning the tire chain of command was to sound of each man so I could blame. tell,through.the walls who they were kicking." Bucher, 42, lives with his wife, degree in management from the Navy Postgraduate School. He has put on weight and is more relaxed than during his Bucher sails in the bay for recreation and is writing a personal account of Pueblo happen- Escapee Hitches Rides Back to Pueblo Jail PUEBLO (AP)-Mcrle Muniz, 29, of Pueblo, has hitchhiked back to Hie Pueblo County Jail he escaped from Sept. 14. Rose, in a home among the ings for publication next spring, cal prescription, a misdemean- pines in this, scenic resort area What's ahead after school? "I or, told authorities he hitchhiked while studying .'for a master's just don't know," he said. His 20 years of Nayy service says he knows there is little or no chance of achieving his ambition--command of a subma- are up in 1971 and he could retire on half pay. He could stay in the Navy, butrine or some other ship. I to San Francisco aftiSr walking away from the jail with another trusty, Juan Bastardo, 27. Bastardo is still at large. 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